Ruth E. McMath

September 10, 2015

McMath, Ruth Obituary

Ruth E. McMath, 70, of Cedar Rock Lane, Shade Gap, PA, died Thursday, September 10, 2015 at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

Born February 13, 1945 at Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late George W. & Ruth E. (Glunt) Bliss. She was married to John R. McMath on April 29, 1966 at Mt. Union, PA. Mr. McMath survives at their home.

Also surviving are four children, Cheryl M. Nagel and husband Christopher of Shade Gap, PA, John R. McMath II and wife Marie of York Haven, PA, Lori A. Varner and husband Matt of Shade Gap, PA and Penny L. Love and husband Nevin of Shirleysburg, PA, twelve grandchildren, Jamie, Christopher and Vincent Nagel, Cody, Dylan, Alessandra and Elena McMath, Jessica Greene Curzon, Chase Greene  and Tarra, Valerie and Tristan Love, and two great grandchildren, Aubrielle Jaymes and Jakob Nagel.
    
She is also survived by two siblings, Barbara Getz of Mt. Union, PA and Robert Bliss of Mill Creek, PA. Five brothers, George W. Bliss, Jr., Gerald D. Bliss, William F. Bliss, John E. Bliss and Joseph D. Bliss and two sisters, Shirley Cannon and Patricia Wagner, preceded in death.

Mrs. McMath was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Croghan Pike, Orbisonia, PA. She graduated from Captain Jack High School, Mt. Union , PA in the Class of 1964.

During her life she was a homemaker, helped on the family farm and had been employed at Robin Footwear, Mt. Union, PA, Empire Kosher, Inc., Mt. Union and Mifflintown, PA and at the Woodland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Orbisonia, PA.
    
She enjoyed being outside, gardening, caring for her calves, baking and canning and spending time with her family. She was especially fond of her dog Ladybug.
    
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 20896 Croghan Pike, Orbisonia, PA with Fr. Joseph Fleming officiating. Interment will be made at St. Mary’s Cemetery, adjacent to the church. Friends may call at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, 565 Ridgley St., Orbisonia, PA 9 – 10:30 AM Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.




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Martin R. Brown Funeral Home

565 Ridgley Street
Orbisonia, PA 17243
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September 15, 2015
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St. Mary's Catholic Church

20896 Croghan Pike
Orbisonia, PA 17243
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